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NIWA Discussion / Re: On the subject of Zelda Wiki no longer being independent
« Last post by Cody on January 28, 2019, 10:29:32 PM »
Zelda Wiki is still sorting out its plans internally after learning about the Wikia move but has nothing to announce yet at this time. We’ll let people know when that changes.
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NIWA Discussion / Re: On the subject of Zelda Wiki no longer being independent
« Last post by Emma on January 25, 2019, 07:42:21 PM »
This might be a bit controversial, but... whatever. First background. I was an administrator (under my old name -- if you know who this is referring to you can add two and two together for why it changed and I'm sure you understand then why I have not spoken up yet) at Zelda Wiki prior to the formation of NIWA. I was the originator of the idea of forming a wiki alliance. I was told my idea was the stupidest thing ever and (combined with some other unwarranted issues) I was removed as an admin within a few weeks of making this proposal. Most of the staff was against my removal, however the few who wanted it falsely put the support of others behind it and I was thrown out. I find out a few months later that all three of the individuals who told me my wiki alliance idea was stupid were working with Bulbapedia and Mario Wiki to make an actual wiki alliance. Before I came along, the wiki was dead, it had one active staff member who was severely overworked and didn't know how to code. A lot of what the wiki has now, was my doing. Much of its templates and on-wiki coding was my work. I got zero recognition for it. And everything I did was taken and used anyway. It was my idea to have a large staff that can maintain it. Before me they thought "oh, just one or two people is enough" and it barely managed to survive.

Not everyone agreed with the direction the wiki was going. The owner, Jason, consistently mismanaged the wiki. He repeatedly claimed he couldn't afford the hosting bills while he at the same time bragged to his friends on Facebook how rich the sites he owned were making him. He constantly tried to meddle with things he didn't understand and kept forcing bad changes onto the wiki. He kept giving power to make decisions on the wiki to webmasters of other websites who had no wiki experience that also did not have any understanding of how to manage a staff (ironic right?). These people he gave power to constantly meddled for their own selfish reasons and consistently set the wiki back and held back projects they were working on. He clashed with some other people there and some of them decided that they should try to buy the wiki from Jason to take it from his irresponsible hands, or create a new one if he refused to sell. This is how Zelda Dungeon Wiki came to be. Myself and Mases, the leaders of the movement to get the wiki away from Jason, decided that our attempts to buy it from him were a failure and we made our own. I worked extremely hard to get that wiki functioning and it paid off. I know think it's the best Zelda-oriented wiki out there. And it's proud of its independence.

Jason sold Zelda Wiki to Curse without the knowledge or consent of any of its staff or users at the time. He used the sale of Zelda Wiki to actually help him get employed by Curse. Curse is absolutely never going to let Zelda Wiki go, ever. Especially now after Fandom/Wikia acquired it. Wikia has been trying to acquire Zelda Wiki for years. It was its constant purchase proposals they sent Jason that motivated me to suggest the alliance in the first place. It's going to hold onto it and refuse any offers to buy it from them. If you're holding out any hopes of Zelda Wiki regaining its independence, it's never going to happen. It never was independent. It was always the tool of someone who only cared about the money that didn't care about the content or the community. Do not believe the people tho say that there isn't any outside pressure from Gamepedia. There absolutely is. Advertising concerns obviously. But also content restrictions, Things with layouts being forced upon them. And with Fandom/Wikia being in control now that will, over the next couple years, get worse. It's only a matter of time before someone at Wikia notices the navigation boxes for NIWA and does their research and finds out it's an alliance against Wikia and forces Zelda Wiki to remove it. And they will remove it without protest or notification to anyone here at NIWA. They're corporate now.

I worked at a Wikia wiki for months before I gave up. They meddled constantly. One thing they did all the time was removed features I was using that were critical to the jobs I was performing. I had to ask three times for it to be reenabled but they just kept disabling it. I was given essentially no freedom to make the layout suit the content, or be what I thought was appropriate. As the only staff member at the time, it should have been my decision. But it wasn't. They wanted their horrible layout. They wanted functional wiki pages like recentchanges to be hard to access. They wouldn't let me make shortcuts or change toolbars to be more useful for editors. I couldn't take it anymore and I gave up. Remember that it was these bad layouts that convinced so many wikis to abandon Wikia and what actually spawned Gamepedia in the first place. And now Wikia owns Curse, as well as a few wikis, like The Vault, who abandoned them in the first place because of their meddling. This is who owns Zelda Wiki now. You're fooling yourself if you think there won't be meddling.
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Nintendo Gaming / What are the most difficult Mario games?
« Last post by Henrryparth on December 25, 2018, 10:52:24 AM »
Nintendo still has my heart to this day when it comes to favorite franchises. But save for BotW, a lot of the newer games I've played seemed very easy or "hand holdy". I want to go back and play some of the Mario games that were considered difficult. I love difficult platforming games so I thought i'd go back and try some of the other Mario games. I'd prefer 3ds/games on Switch games if there are any but I'm willing to go back and try out the older stuff.
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NIWA Discussion / Re: On the subject of Zelda Wiki no longer being independent
« Last post by ArcticFromClosed on December 18, 2018, 09:31:21 PM »
The future is still being decided. It is entirely possible that Zelda Wiki has to return to the world of independence, in which case, they will need NIWA's help. Not being rash and removing them earlier this year might be what stopped a disaster.

True, though I feel temporarily moving them to the Affiliates tab would be a nice middle ground solution until they either become independent again, or fully consumed by Fandom.
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NIWA Discussion / Re: On the subject of Zelda Wiki no longer being independent
« Last post by Espyo on December 15, 2018, 04:04:02 PM »
The future is still being decided. It is entirely possible that Zelda Wiki has to return to the world of independence, in which case, they will need NIWA's help. Not being rash and removing them earlier this year might be what stopped a disaster.
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NIWA Discussion / Re: On the subject of Zelda Wiki no longer being independent
« Last post by ArcticFromClosed on December 13, 2018, 06:07:33 PM »
My opinion, which as I gathered seems to be the opinion of most people on Discord, is that the entire situation is shaky, but unless something really shady happens, we have no good reason to remove Zelda Wiki from NIWA. The drama and stress involved in doing so is not worth the "just because" reasoning. There are good reasons for both sides, but until something big happens, I don't think anybody is going to flinch, really.

Something big? You mean like Fandom/Wikia buying out Curse? By the way, this is the same Wikia that NIWA was started to get away from. The Zelda Wiki should've been removed from NIWA a while ago, but now it is especially necessary to do so.

Source: http://community.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Brandon_Rhea/Fandom_and_Curse_Media_are_joining_forces
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NIWA Discussion / Re: On the subject of Zelda Wiki no longer being independent
« Last post by Reboot on December 13, 2018, 05:35:04 PM »
http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2018/12/13/gamepedias-parent-company-has-been-aquired-by-fandom

"Fandom", of course, being better known under its being-phased-out name. Wikia.
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Super Smash Bros / Re: Vote for the top 10 still unconfirmed characters!
« Last post by Crash4Smash on November 03, 2018, 03:13:02 AM »
Okay guys just to confirm, Future Tense is the DLC level from N. Sane Trilogy, that being said I would love for it to have a design similar to Future Frenzy and Gone Tomorrow.  With Level 31 Future Tense "windmills" and a past version of the stage with a water wheel also available as an easter egg
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Super Smash Bros / Vote for the top 10 still unconfirmed characters!
« Last post by Crash4Smash on November 02, 2018, 12:12:01 AM »
Alright anyways Boss Time would be the Crash Bandicoot Wrath of Cortex final Boss with N-Tranced and N. Tropy. Dingodile. Dr. N Cortex, or Crunch Bandicoot as Boss characters on the Stage.


I voted for Mii Archer.
 Though I'd also vote for Mii Jetpacker, if you want to vote for something more specific not on the list, list it in the comment for the poll, then make a coment on Niwa Network If you're interested.
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Kirby / WiKirby Discord and relative forum inactivity
« Last post by Fubaka on May 20, 2018, 11:52:08 AM »
It would appear that nobody has used these forums in nearly three years. As such, let me take this time to point to our Discord, where you will find most of us these days.

You can reach it via this link: https://discord.gg/4y9BPyj
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